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My soul doesn't belong to anyone else, and neither should yours

In a few days, there is a christening for a recently born member of my family. Naturally, I dislike the prospect, and I neither can nor will support it. 611 more words

Religion, Faith, And Belief

My experience in Italy (Part 1): Dealing with family

Yes, I’m back from my holiday (sorry it took so long to right this post by the way). I was in Italy for a week with my two brothers, my dad, and his partner (who is not my mother) and her daughter (who is also unrelated and 11 years younger than me), and as you might expect I am writing about the experience on this blog. 1,049 more words

My Self

For what they were... we are: Neolithic peoples from Britain and Ireland ate a lot of dairies and nearly no fish

Not only fish consumption was pretty much abandoned in Britain and Ireland with the arrival of Neolithic only recovered under Viking influence many millennia later but the most striking fact is that it was replaced by milk as main source of proteins.  286 more words


European Genetic Substructure

Both STRUCTURE and principal component (PC) analyses showed the largest principal component differentiated northern from southern European ancestry.

A second PC further separated Italian, Spanish, and Greek from Ashkenazi ancestry as well as distinguishing among northern European populations. 79 more words


My brother doesn't get it

Yesterday we got into an argument about family and religion, specifically, how I feel I can’t disclose my personal religious/spiritual beliefs to the rest of my family. 362 more words

My Self

spread of agriculture

“We see clear evidence that people from hunter-gatherer groups were incorporated into farming groups as they expanded across Europe. This might be clues towards something that happens also when agriculture spread to other parts of the world,” Dr Skoglund said.

via Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog.


Biological evidence of positive and negative people in the world -- ScienceDaily

“You can’t just tell your friend to think positively or to not worry — that’s probably not going to help them,” he said. “So you need to take another tack and perhaps ask them to think about the problem in a different way, to use different strategies.” 12 more words